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Visiting Scholar: Rob Mulholland, Scotland

Sculpture Installation to Debut at RIVERFest, October 9

Scottish Environmental Artist to Install "One Flock," Promoting River Restorations

"One Flock" will be the first US installation by renowned Scottish sculptor, Rob Mulholland. This amazing series of pieces will be unveiled at Paradise Creek Nature Park on October 9 during Elizabeth River Project's RIVERFest. 

Thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, Mulholland will visually represent the symbiotic relationship between humans and the natural world, conveying the message that humans and birds share one fate, through climate change and other ecological challenges. ​

The concept will include over one hundred bird shapes laser-cut from 3mm stainless steel, creating a free-flowing shape inspired by the natural instinct and social interaction of bird life. Four human figures will stand in unison with the wildlife as guardians of the park's Wetlands. The symbolism further reflects the social interface between people, races, and communities delivering a positive artistic and social statement for inclusion of all people and wildlife in our world. 

We Need YOU!

The community is invited to participate in the One Flock message.

Help CREATE PARADE HERONS for the Jordan Bridge Walk

Join the flock! Create your own Parade Heron to carry during the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge Walk during RIVERFest. The walk will be from 1 to 3 pm and will gather at Paradise Creek Nature Park. For the safety of the participants, the bridge will be closed to vehicles from 12:30-3:30pm. Click HERE for heron templates. 

Questions? Contact Robin Dunbar,



More on Rob Mulholland here


Individuals and groups are encouraged to make the One Flock Salute, snap a picture and post it with #OneFlock.This is to virtually stand (fly) in unison with the wildlife as guardians of the Elizabeth River. The human aspects of the sculpture will be in the same stance.